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Brit camper eaten by this 20ft croc

A BRITISH tourist was eaten by a 20ft crocodile while camping beside a remote river, police believe.

Tragic Arthur Booker, 63, was on the trip of a lifetime in the Australian outback with wife Doris when he woke early yesterday to check his crab pots on the river bank.
When he failed to return, worried Doris went looking for him and found the crab pot rope snapped, along with large crocodile slidemarks and the couple's new video camera.
Mr Booker's watch and a lone sandal were also at the scene - but there was no sign of the Scots-born camper.
Wildlife rangers and cops searched the area, but also failed to find any trace.
The hunt was called off but will resume today.

Last night police were convinced he had been taken by a saltwater croc dubbed Charlie by locals and known to stalk the Endeavour River, near Cooktown in far north Queensland.

One fellow camper said: "Arthur went down to check his crab pots and never came back. They think he was taken by a big croc.

"All they found was some huge skidmarks and claw prints in the mud on the riverbank. Most likely he's been eaten."

Ex-soldier Mr Booker, a Vietnam veteran, had lived in Australia for several years and was travelling the country by caravan.

He and Doris were packed up ready to move on to their next destination when tragedy struck.
Police and rangers confirmed that the area where Mr Booker vanished is the known territory of Charlie - once tagged for conservation purposes - and another monster croc dubbed Harriet.

Leanne Rayner, who owns the Endeavour River Escape bush camping ground, said Doris was so upset she was admitted to hospital for treatment.

She said: "Nobody knew what to say. We searched and searched. Mrs Booker was totally engulfed in grief."

The Endeavour River is known for its teeming population of large saltwater crocodiles.

The period between 1985 and 2007 saw 17 croc attacks in Australia - five of them fatal.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1754022.ece
 

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(Queensland, Australia) A 62-year-old man, Arthur Brooker, disappeared last week from the banks of a crocodile-infested river in Cape York. Authorities commenced an investigation.

Today, it's reported that Mr. Brooker's remains were found inside a 13-foot male crocodile during veterinary surgery. The croc apparently lived through the veterinary surgery because Michael Devery, a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency, said he was likely going to a farm.

Call me cold but I think that once a crocodile has eaten a human, they should not be given the chance to eat another. Euthanize the beast.

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I disagree...what the hell was the guy doing on the edge of a croc infested river...the croc was doing what hes been doing for a few million years....he doesnt know better..
 

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I disagree...what the hell was the guy doing on the edge of a croc infested river...the croc was doing what hes been doing for a few million years....he doesnt know better..
Creatures who think you're delicious are best avoided. Unless they're paying for dinner. For both of you.
 

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Creatures who think you're delicious are best avoided. Unless they're paying for dinner. For both of you.
Dr. Lecter thinks you're delicious with fava beans and a nice chianti.
 

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How did they know what croc's belly the guy was in. All I can think of is the quote was Austin Powers , Fat Bastard: "Git in me belly". But, I do agree with Constanza. Why was the guy on the bank of a croc infested area?
 
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